During an interview with Democratic Congresswoman Primila Jayapal on Friday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle suggested Democrats should shut down the government to force Republicans to back legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It was quite a reversal for Ruhle, who just a few months earlier hammered President Trump for threatening a shutdown if border security legislation wasn’t passed by Congress.
As of 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, CNN has not spent a second of airtime on Monday night’s revelation that Michael Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis now admits to lying on-air to Anderson Cooper when he denied being a key source for a massively-hyped news item CNN broke last month.
At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok. Republicans are livid at the federal fishing expedition known as the Mueller investigation. Bit players have been dragooned into an endlessly politicized probe. The media has taken sides; nonstop leaks have tainted the process.
On Tuesday evening and following a whirlwind of a news day, Omarosa dropped a massive nothingburger while appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball. Host Chris Matthews peppered her with questions, in an attempt to have her get to the bottom of whether or not Trump is guilty in the eyes of the liberal media. Spoiler alert: he is.
By far, the biggest news story of the Trump presidency has been the Russia investigation. As of August 15, the three broadcast network evening newscasts have devoted a combined 1,854 minutes to the probe, or nearly one-fifth (19.6%) of all of their Trump news. Yet virtually none of that airtime (just 62 minutes, or 3.3%) has been spent scrutinizing Robert Mueller’s investigation — a big shift from twenty years ago, when the networks made Ken Starr’s conduct the focus of much of their coverage.
What's the matter with you Republicans? Why aren't you acting the least bit worried about the upcoming report on the Russian investigation to be released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller? That is the attitude of Atlantic magazine writer Elaina Plott who can't figure out why Republicans are not in a state of panic over the future Mueller report. Plott's headscratching over the lack of Republican concern appeared on August 2 in "Why Republicans Aren’t Planning for the Coming Mueller Report."
Monday on Good Morning America, ABC’s chief legal analyst Dan Abrams took President Trump to task for daring to question the motives of special counsel Robert Mueller. In a tweetstorm over the weekend, the president claimed there was a possible conflict of interest for Mueller, since his entire team he hired for the Russia investigation was filled with liberal democrats. But ABC’s Abrams dismissed this obvious problem as a moot point because Mueller was a “lifelong Republican.”
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd decided to thrill viewers on Thursday’s MTP Daily with a highly analytical deep dive into President Trump’s tweets, focusing specifically on whether they might somehow constitute obstruction of justice. Sometimes, a single leak or piece of information can drive an entire news cycle. Such was the case on Thursday when The New York Times reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was examining the President’s tweets in his “wide-ranging obstruction inquiry.”
New York Times reporters Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman had the unenviable task of trying to rationalize the effort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate President Donald Trump's tweets for signs of obstruction of justice for a crime that has not been alleged in "Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry."
The result is an example of the desperation of liberals to reach even by ridiculous means their beloved impeachment, or, in this case, imtweetment.
In late June, Politico's Josh Gerstein reported that the Associated Press, in a 2017 meeting with FBI and Justice Department officials a month before the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had voluntarily "disclosed the existence of a storage locker used by Paul Manafort." A Sunday report by Gerstein further revealed that AP gave FBI-DOJ "a bevy of facts" about Manafort's business dealings. Two internal FBI memos released in Friday court filings documenting that meeting's discussions indicate that the wire service essentially gave the FBI and DOJ a roadmap for investigating and prosecuting Manafort, effectively acting as unpaid informants.
It appears as though, with the long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report exposing anti-Trump bias by senior FBI investigators, Republican Congressional leadership was finally ready to call for an end to the Special Counsel’s investigation. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) spoke out, ABC’s Good Morning America was fearful for the future of the investigation on Sunday morning.
The public image of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has hit an all-time low. The obvious reason is that after a year of intense investigations and indictments, they are still unrelated to his mission. Even the leftist Nation magazine has noticed that "The Mueller Indictments Still Don't Add Up to Collusion."